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Defending Life

Defending Life Season 28

Begins airing September 2, 2015

This series on EWTN features Executive Director Janet Morana, with co-hosts Fr. Denis Wilde, O.S.A., Associate Director and others as they discuss pro-life strategies and interview fascinating guests.

Airing Schedule: Watch on EWTN, Wednesdays at 2:30am and Thursdays at 11pm ET.  Listen on EWTN Radio Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 5am and 1pm. (All times Eastern)  See our media schedule to find the topic for each week.

Help us promote this series.  Click here to download a promotional flier to print and distribute.

 

Pro-Life meditations on each show are from Fr. Frank Pavone's daily devotional, Pro-Life Reflections for Everyday.  Order your copy at the Priests for Life online store.

   

Episode 1:  Pontifical Council For The Family & The World Meeting in PhiladelphiaEpisode 1:  RU486 Pill Reversal.  A new protocol has been developed where babies can be saved after their mom takes the first of the two pill regimen of RU486, which cuts off nutrition to the baby, and decides not to complete the abortion by taking the second pill, which would evacuate the baby’s remains by means of contractions. The reversal is accomplished by means of another pill, which enables the baby to once again receive nutrition, prior to its death from starvation.

Guests: Excerpts from a Priests for Life press conference with doctors from the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG): Mary L. Davenport M.D. Past President of AAPLOG, Matthew P. Harrison, M.D., Priests for Life Medical Advisor and George Delgado, M.D.

Take Action: Inform doctors, pregnancy centers, pastors and pro-life organizations (sidewalk counselors included) about the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) technique, and encourage pro-life doctors to join the APR network. Please visit AbortionPillReversal.com.

Featured Product: Abolishing Abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone has released a new, powerful book called Abolishing Abortion. It is a pro-life manifesto, calling on both Church and state to fulfill their responsibilities to the unborn.

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Evangelium Vitae 20 years LaterEpisode 2: Baby Saved from Abortion Pill Reversal.  In this episode, hear the riveting testimony of a mom who took the first pill of RU486 at the abortion clinic and then changed her mind. Her baby, whom she named Gabriel, was born completely healthy.

Guests: Baby Gabriel, who was saved from RU-486, and his mom Andrea Minichini and dad, Chris Caicedo

Take Action: 1) Help to spread the word about this Abortion Pill Reversal to Pregnancy Resource Centers. Very often they are the ones that will get a call from a woman that has changed her mind and who is looking for help. 2) Tell the doctors in your area about this reversal and encourage them to join the network of doctors who are trained in this life saving technique.

Featured Products: Rosary for Life CD and Divine Mercy CD by Fr. Frank Pavone. Two of the most popular prayers in the pro-life movement are the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Now you can pray them along with Fr. Frank Pavone, who also offers pro-life meditations throughout the recitation of these popular devotions.

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Evangelium Vitae 20 years LaterEpisode 3: Mother and Daughter are Silent No More.  A mom gives her testimony of regret over her abortion and her daughter gives her testimony of mourning her lost sibling. They have both found healing and are silent no more.

Guests: Andrea Pearson, Silent No More Regional Coordinator in Virginia and her daughter Maddie Pearson

Take Action: Visit AbortionShockwaves.com and spread the word about this project, which seeks to bring healing to targeted communities, who have been traumatized and/or victimized by an abortion experience.

Featured Products: Pro-life T-shirts from the Priests for Life Stand True youth outreach. These t-shirts are imprinted with declarative and life-affirming statements such as, “Let God Plan Parenthood” and "I Survived Roe v. Wade but Roe v Wade Will Not Survive Me." Also available, two booklets by Drs. Philip & Marie Ney: How to Talk to Your Children About Your Abortion and Abortion Survivors. To order the booklets, contact our Priests for Life Orders Dept. at orders@priestsforlife.org.

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Evangelium Vitae 20 years LaterEpisode 4: Parish Priest and Prolife Activity.  A parish priest discusses how he manages being a busy pastor and yet finds time to establish a flourishing pro-life group in his city.

Guest: Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, priest associate, Priests For Life

Take Action: Connect with and spread the example of what Fr. Stephen is doing.

Featured Product: Abolishing Abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone has released a new, powerful book called Abolishing Abortion. It is a pro-life manifesto, calling on both Church and state to fulfill their responsibilities to the unborn.

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Episode 5: Remembering Saint John Paul IIEpisode 5: The Society of Centurions.  A former abortionist and a former abortion clinic worker give their testimony of leaving the abortion industry and now being undividedly pro-life and speaking up for the unborn.

Guests: Dr. Tony Levatino and Catherine Adair

Featured Product:  Recall Abortion by Janet Morana: this book delves deeply into abortion as a bad product that should be recalled by our government, and explores what women who have abortions recall about the experience. A second resource that is available is The Centurions Pathway, by Dr. Phillip Ney. To order The Centurions Pathway, contact our Priests for Life Orders Dept. at orders@priestsforlife.org.

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Episode 6: National Day of Remembrance, and Gosnell babiesEpisode 6: Be Not Afraid: The Legacy of St John Paul ll. A Priest discusses the John Paul ll Center in Krakow, Poland and how you can be involved in promoting this center dedicated to the Pope of Life! You will also learn about the value of testimonies to the healing power of God’s Grace.

Guests: Fr. Miroslaw Krol, President of the Friends of St. John Paul II Be Not Afraid Foundation and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Priest Associate, Priests for Life

Take Action:  In the spirit of Pope St John Paul II, “Be Not Afraid” by sharing testimonies found at the Silent No More website.

Featured Products: The Puppy No One Wanted. Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano, teams up once again with renowned illustrator Richard Cowdrey, to tell the tale of a scraggly, smelly little puppy who never loses hope that one day he will find a home of his own with a family to love. OK I Admit I’m Afraid. Take courage! Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano shares the importance of living courageously in this intriguing little book with a big message.

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Episode 6: National Day of Remembrance, and Gosnell babiesEpisode 7: We Mourn Our Aborted Siblings. Hear powerful testimonies of young people that have come to realize that they have lost a brother or sister to abortion.

Guests: Daniel Rosa from San Antonio, TX, Kelli Sparrow from Michigan and Nick Kraft from Fargo, N.D.

Take Action: Visit AbortionShockwaves.com and spread the word about this project, which seeks to bring healing to targeted communities, who have been traumatized and/or victimized by an abortion experience.

Featured Product: Abolishing Abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone has released a new, powerful book called Abolishing Abortion. It is a pro-life manifesto, calling on both Church and state to fulfill their responsibilities to the unborn. Two other resources which will be featured on this program are two booklets: How to Talk to Your Children About Your Abortion and Abortion Survivors by Drs. Philip & Marie Ney.  To order the booklets, contact our Priests for Life Orders Dept. at orders@priestsforlife.org.

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Episode 8: A Look Inside the Pontifical Academy For LifeEpisode 8: America Will Not Reject Abortion Until America Sees Abortion! A parish priest discusses how he uses the images of the victims of abortion to change people’s hearts and minds on the issue of abortion. Also, a medical doctor talks about the medical complications of the abortion procedure.

Guests: Fr. Stephen Imbarrato and Dr. Theresa Stigen

Take Action: Propagate, by means of dissemination within your sphere of influence and your community, the diagrams found at StopDandE.com.

Featured Products:  Rosary for Life CD and Divine Mercy CD by Fr. Frank Pavone. Two of the most popular prayers in the pro-life movement are the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Now you can pray them along with Fr. Frank Pavone, who also offers pro-life meditations throughout the recitation of these popular devotions.

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Episode 9: Abortion in the MilitaryEpisode 9: Forced Abortion in China and Sex Selection Abortion.  This episode focuses on the one child policy in China. A subsequent issue that is discussed is the matter of sex selective abortions, which ensue from this unjust regulation, and have been dominant in China and India, but are now becoming prominent in America.

Guest: Reggie Littlejohn, Founder of  Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Featured Products: Pro-life T-shirts from the Priests for Life Stand True youth outreach. These t-shirts are imprinted with declarative and life-affirming statements such as, “Let God Plan Parenthood” and "I Survived Roe v. Wade but Roe v Wade Will Not Survive Me."

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Episode 10: Clinic Workers ProjectEpisode 10: Fetal Pain Legislation. Incremental legislation is being passed, which seeks to protect the unborn; specifically, the two forms of legislation that will be discussed are fetal pain legislation and dismemberment bans.

Guests: Irene Zamorano, Regional Coordinator in Los Angeles for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Carter Snead, director of the Center for Ethics & Culture at the University of Notre Dame

Take Action: Talk to your state legislators about the legislation discussed on this episode and share with them the diagrams found at the following website: StopDandE.com 

Featured Product: Recall Abortion by Janet Morana. This book delves deeply into abortion as a bad product that should be recalled by our government, and explores what women who have abortions recall about the experience.

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pisode 11: Winning In The States on Fetal Pain!Episode 11: Prisoners Need Healing From Abortion Too! Many have been healed from their abortion experience through the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat weekend, including a vast percentage of the prison population who have availed themselves of the exercises of this healing ministry.

Guest: Donna Gardner, M.S., Coordinator of Healing Ministries, Diocese of Palm Beach

Featured Products: Pro-life T-shirts from the Priests for Life Stand True youth outreach. These t-shirts are imprinted with declarative and life-affirming statements such as, “Let God Plan Parenthood” and "I Survived Roe v. Wade but Roe v Wade Will Not Survive Me."

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Episode 12: Whistle Blower CampaignEpisode 12: How Abortion Is Viewed By The Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court has issued many decisions on the legality of abortion. As the years have passed, these decisions have actually weakened Roe v. Wade and have laid the foundation for increasing progress in the efforts of states to protect the unborn and do away with abortion.

Guest: Carter Snead, director of the Center for Ethics & Culture at the University of Notre Dame

Featured Products:  Rosary for Life CD and Divine Mercy CD by Fr. Frank Pavone. Two of the most popular prayers in the pro-life movement are the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Now you can pray them along with Fr. Frank Pavone, who also offers pro-life meditations throughout the recitation of these popular devotions.

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Episode 13: Doing the Most Good Possible: How To Make Sense of the Imperfect ProgressEpisode 13: Moral and Legal Issues At The End Of Life.  This episode will enable you to understand, evaluate, and act in a life affirming manner, in response to the trend in our society to use death as a solution to illness, and to view suffering as a meaningless intrusion, which is to be avoided at all costs.

Guest: John Keown, DCL, professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University

Take Action: Order and promote the Will to Live 

Featured Product: Abolishing Abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone has released a new, powerful book called Abolishing Abortion. It is a pro-life manifesto, calling on both Church and state to fulfill their responsibilities to the unborn.


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